Imphal, Aug 3,
Solidarity rally by representatives of various political parties of the state and veteran politicians organized by locals from the surrounding of the Manipur University was denied permission by the District Magistrate of Imphal West today.
As per official source the peace rally was denied permission on the ground that the whole area of Imphal West has been imposed prohibitory orders under Section 2 of Section 144 of CrPC , 1973 from 1 pm today.
Leaders of the various political parties including veteran politician Okram Joy and Ningthoujam Mangi including the local people gathered at Kakwa Community Hall Today morning at around 11.30 am. As per the organizers permission for the rally has been applied to the District Magistrate but till the time when the rally was supposed to start the DM did not give permission. Representative of the political parties including Y . Nabachandra of the NEIDP, Dr. Ng Bijoy and RK Anand of Congress Party, Kiran of Trinamool Congress, N. Tombi of Siva Sena , L. Sotinkumar of CPI Manipur state Council, Ksh. Shanta of CPI (M) Manipur state and veteran politicians who quit the BJP Okram Joy and Ningthoujam Mangi after waiting for around 2 hours for the permission started the rally without receiving the Permission.
The rally was however stopped by a strong team of police in front of Kakwa Police station. Okram Joy tried to precede the rally despite the objection saying that the rally is not going to give any disturbance to either the traffic movement as well as tranquility of the area saying that the rally is a peace rally to show solidarity to the agitation by the Manipur University community which demand removal of the MU Vice Chancellor Professor AP Pandey.
As the police resisted them to proceeding forward the representatives of the political party took out their vehicles and went directly to Manipur University main gate where the relay hunger strike by MUSU, MUTA and MUSA has been underway.
The political party representatives joint the relay hunger strike which is demanding removal of the VC AP Pandey from MU